JAM at Colbeck Castle, St Catherine, Jamaica


Executive meeting every first
Tuesday start time 7:30
General Meeting every other month
Start time 7:30 p.m.


The mission of the Jamaican Association of Maryland is to unite Jamaicans to promote our cultural
heritage as we seek ways and means to advance the social and economic welfare of Jamaicans in Maryland and other communities.


Claude McKay Scholarship
Partners of Good Shepherd
Annual Jamaican Independence Gala
Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket

Jamaican Assoc of MD Claude McKay Scholarship Fund

In an effort to respond to the need of our students impacted by the spread of COVID – 19 in Jamaica and Maryland, we are seeking your support for our MD Claude McKay Scholarship Fund fundraiser.

Our Mission

The membership of JAM shall consist of four categories, namely; General Members, Associate Members, Honorary Members and Life Members.

General Members:  The General Members shall include all native born Jamaicans, their spouses and children, naturalized Jamaicans and Jamaicans by descent.

Associate Members:  Persons who are in sympathy with the programs of JAM but fail to meet the qualifications of Section (a) because of nationality.  Such members shall be entitled to vote and hold office in JAM except the offices of President and Vice President.

Honorary Members:  Honorary Members shall be members elected by the Executive Committee of JAM.  These persons shall be selected on the basis of keen interest in the fields in which JAM operates.  These members are not entitled to vote.

Life Members: Life members shall be members elected by the Executive Committee of JAM. These persons shall have served JAM as General Members with a long and distinguished record of service. These members are not entitled to vote.

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